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Saw-shelled turtle

saw-shelled turtle (Wollumbinia latisternum)
Mary River, Queensland
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Wollumbinia latisternum - Gray, 1867
Pronunciation  WOLL-umm-BIN-ee-ah   LAH-tee-STERN-um
Etymology  Wollumbinia: after Wollumbin ('cloud catcher'), the Aboriginal name for Mount Warning.
latisternum: 'broad-chested'.1
Other names  Elseya latisternum 
Carapace length
Species avg: 28 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Found in the following Australian states/territories

New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory


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